2001 Subaru Outback Owner's Manual

2001 Subaru Outback Manual

2001 Subaru Outback manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Foreword Congratulations on choosing a SUBARU vehicle. This Owner's Manual has all the information necessary to keep your SUBARU in...whom you purchased your SUBARU or the nearest SUBARU dealer. The information, specifications and illustrations found in this manual are those in effect at the time of ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    This manual describes the following types of the Legacy series. HBF016AB HBF017AB HBF018AB HBF019AB
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... distributed by Subaru of America, Inc. and sold at retail by an authorized SUBARU dealer in the United States come with the following warranties: D SUBARU Limited Warranty D Emission Control Systems Warranty D Emissions Performance Warranty All warranty information...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... chapter informs you how to start and operate your SUBARU. Chapter 8: Driving tips This chapter informs you how to drive your SUBARU in various conditions and explains some safety tips on .... Chapter 10: Appearance care This chapter informs you how to keep your SUBARU looking good. ii
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...informs you when you need to take your SUBARU to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and informs ... you about dimension and capacities of your SUBARU. Chapter 13: Consumer information and ...other portions of this manual carefully in order to gain a better understanding of how to use your SUBARU vehicle...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...Safety symbol HS0008 You will find a circle with a slash through it in this manual. This symbol means " Do not" , " Do not do ... wear seatbelts when the vehicle is moving. The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbag does not do away with the need to fasten seatbelts. In combination with the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...airbag" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system and SRS ... restraint system, the child should sit in the REAR seat and be restrained using the seatbelts.... 12 and under in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... , and " Seatbelts" in chapter 1 of this owner's manual for instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, seatbelt system and SRS ... remaining in a parked vehicle for a lengthy time while the engine is running. If that is unavoidable, then use the ventilation fan to force ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    D If at any time you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, have the problem checked and corrected as soon as possible. If you must ... (over the counter and prescription) that can delay your reaction time and impair your perception, judgment and attentiveness. If ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...with others. CAR PHONES AND DRIVING CAUTION A driver's use of a car phone can be distracting and if special care is not taken, can lead to an accident. If you use a car phone while driving, make an extra effort to pay attention to the road and to traffic at all times. If you can safely do so, it ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ..., and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under warranties. DRIVING ... with a special traveling harness which can be secured to the rear seat with a seatbelt or use a pet carrier which can be secured to ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...SRS airbags Keys and doors Instruments and controls Climate control Audio Interior equipment Starting and operating Driving tips In case of emergency Appearance care Maintenance and service Specifications Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... ...Braking ...Braking tips ...Built-in child restraint (if equipped) ...Bulb chart ...C Capacities ...Cargo anchorage eyelets (if equipped) ...Catalytic converter ...CD player 1 (if equipped) ...CD player 2 (if equipped) ...14-2 11...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... ...6-9 Cleaning aluminum wheels ...10-4 Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) ...10-4 Cleaning the interior ...10-7 Clock ...3-19 Clutch fluid (MT vehicles) ...11... ...2-3 Door open warning lights ...3-16 Drive belts ...11-22 Driving in foreign countries ...8-5 Driving tips for AWD...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...tires ...Floor mat (if equipped) ...Fog light switch (if equipped) ...Folding down the rear seat - Station wagon ...Front differential gear... marker light ...Front-wheel drive warning light (for AT vehicles) ...Fuel ...Fuel economy hints ...Fuel filler lid and cap ...Fuel gauge ...Fuel requirements ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...if equipped) ...5-57 Inside mirror ...3-31 Installation of accessories ...5-3, 11-48 Interior light ...6-2 J Jack and jack handle ...Jump starting ...K Key interlock release (... light ...11-58 Light control switch ...3-19 Loading your vehicle ...8-17 Low fuel warning light ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...-3 Maintenance tools ...9-26 Manual heating and air conditioning system ...4-4 Manual transmission ...7-11 Manual......Oil pressure warning light ...Operating tips for heater and air conditioner ...Outside mirrors ...... Parking brake stroke ...11-37 Parking light switch ...3-23 Parking your vehicle ...7-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... observe when handling a compact disc (CD) ...Preparing to drive ...R Rear combination lights ...Rear differential gear oil ...Rear gate (Station wagon)... of windshield wiper blades ...Replacing bulbs ...Reporting safety defects (USA) ...Rocking the vehicle ...Roof rail and crossbar (...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    SRS airbag system servicing ...SRS airbag system warning light ...SRS frontal airbag ...SRS side airbag (if equipped......Traction AA, A, B, C ...Trailer hitch (if equipped) ...Trailer towing (for OUTBACK) ...Treadwear ...Trunk lid (Sedan) ...Trunk light ...Turn signal indicator lights ...14-8 1-73 3-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...) operation indicator light (if equipped) ...3-17 VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) system (if equipped) ...7-25 VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) warning light (if .../shoulder restraints ...1-54 Ventilator ...4-2 W Warning and indicator lights ...3-10 Washing ...10-2 Waxing and polishing ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 22
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    GAS STATION REFERENCE Fuel: 2.5 Liter models: Use only unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI or ... to as the Anti Knock Index (AKI). Refer to " Fuel" section in this manual. Fuel capacity: 16.9 US gal (64 liters, 14.1 Imp gal) Engine oil: Use only API classification SJ or SH with the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... Locking Retractor (A/ELR) ...Seatbelt warning light and chime ...Fastening the seatbelt ...Seatbelt ... equipped) ...SRS airbag (Supplemental Restraint System airbag) ...Vehicle with driver's and front ... monitors ...SRS airbag system servicing ...Precautions against vehicle modification ... 1-43 1-54...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... front seatbacks are not used in the upright position in a collision, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the ... do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the ... aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...child restraint devices) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint ...including forward facing child seat) in the REAR seats at all times. NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD ... seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning child restraint systems, see the "Child ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Put children in the rearseat properly restrained at all times. Do not recline the seatback while vehicle is moving. HB0291 HS0247 B Fore and aft adjustment n Manual type HB1058BA Pull the lever upward and slide the seat to the desired position. Then...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...equipped) HB1060BA To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch forward or backward. B Seat cushion angle and height adjustment ...HB1078BA HB1062BA To adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion, move the control switch in the corresponding direction. - CONTINUED - 1-5
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    B Reclining the seatback n Manual type HB1072BA Pull the reclining lever up and adjust ... operating the reclining lever to return the seatback, hold it lightly so that it may be raised back gradually. n Power seat (if equipped) HB1084BA To adjust the angle of the seatback, move the control switch....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...adjusting the seatback, you can not at the same time adjust the seat position or the seat cushion.... D Never drive your car with the seats converted in a flat bed position. If you... the description "Parking your vehicle" in Chapter 7 carefully and follow the instructions. - CONTINUED - WARNING...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... position. Remember to reinstall the head restraint whenever the seatback is raised back. B Lumbar support (if equipped) HB1059BA Pull the lever forward or backward. Pulling the lever forward will increase the amount of support for your lower back. 1-8
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Seat heater (if equipped) D Use of the seat heater for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. D Do not put anything on the seat which insulates against heat, such as a blanket, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Rear seats D Seatbelts provide maximum restraint when the occupant sits well back and upright in ...you do so, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over the abdomen... or death. D Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback, in the cargo area. Doing so may ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags HB1068BA To lower the armrest, pull on the top edge of the armrest. B Loading long objects D Secure long objects properly to prevent them from shooting forward and causing serious injury during a sudden stop or sharp cornering. Tie long objects down with a rope or ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Folding down the armrest and opening the seatback panel affords a loading space for long objects. To ... panel, pull the panel down while pressing the release tab down. J Folding down the rear seat ... the seat cushion. And make certain that the shoulder belts are fully visible. D Never permit anyone to ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags HB1024BA 4. Store the seatbelts in the seatbelt pocket to prevent them from falling below the cushion. HB1074BB HB1076BB 5. Raise the seat cushion by pulling up the tab. Make certain that the rear passenger's cup holder is fully retracted - CONTINUED - 1-13
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    before raising the seat cushion. HB1025BA 6. Unlock the seatback by pulling the release knob and fold the seatback down. Confirm that the pin located at the bottom of the seat cushion is inserted into the slot at the top of the seatback. HB1027BA 7. Install the headrest (if so equipped) onto ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...in order to provide full restraint. Loose fitting belts are not as effective in preventing or reducing injury. D Each seatbelt is designed to support only one person. Never use a single belt for two or more persons - even children. Otherwise, in an accident,...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...(including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times. NEVER INSTALL A REARWARD ... seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, see the "Child ... restraint system, the child should sit in the rear seat and be restrained using the seatbelts....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... on the hips and not on the child's waist. If the shoulder portion of the belt cannot be properly positioned, a child restraint system should be used. Never place the shoulder belt under the child's arm or behind the child's back. B Expectant ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... seatbelt warning light on the instrument panel to light up for about six seconds when the ignition switch is turned ... chime sounds at the same time. J Fastening the seatbelt D Never use a belt that is twisted or reversed. ..., the risk of sliding under the lap belt and of the lap belt sliding up over ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags Always wear the seatbelts correctly. Never place the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the back. Adjust the seatback to upright position. Sit well back and upright. HS0230 HS0231 CAUTION Metallic parts of the seatbelt can become very hot in a vehicle that has...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... waist. n Adjusting the front seat shoulder belt anchor height WARNING When wearing the seatbelts,... anchor to a lower position. Placing the shoulder belt over the neck may result in neck ... sudden braking or in a collision. HB1029BB The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... Always adjust the anchor height so that the shoulder belt passes over the middle of the shoulder without ... properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. B Rear seatbelts (except rear center seatbelt on ... belt stops before reaching the buckle, return the belt slightly and pull it out more ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...click. 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap... are retracted properly to avoid catching the belt webbing in the door. B Rear center seatbelt on wagon... to the respective buckles. If the seatbelt is used only as a shoulder belt (with the connector's tongue plate...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags HB1030BA HB1031BA HS1017BB 1. Center seatbelt tongue plate 2. Connector (tongue) 3. Connector (buckle) 4. Center seatbelt buckle HB1032BA 1. Pull out the seatbelt slowly from the overhead retractor. - CONTINUED - 1-23
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... on the righthand side until a click is heard. If the belt stops before reaching the buckle, return the belt slightly and pull it out more slowly. If the belt still cannot be unlocked, let the belt ... it clicks. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. And place the lap belt as ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags HS1019BA n Unfastening the seatbelt Push HS0317 Push the release button of the center seatbelt buckle (on the left-hand side) to unfasten the seatbelt. NOTE When the seatback is folded down for greater luggage space, it is necessary to disconnect the connector....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... connector (tongue) plate will disconnect from the buckle. HB1038CA HB1048BA 2. Allow the retractor to roll up the belt. You should hold the webbing end and guide it back into the retractor while it is rolling up. Neatly 1-26
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...the recess in the retractor and then insert the connector (tongue) plate into the slot located at the front of the recess. NOTE When folding down the rear seat cushion, store the seatbelts in the seatbelt pocket to prevent them falling below the cushion. HB1074BB HB1076BB - CONTINUED - 1-27
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... clean the seatbelts, use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Never bleach or dye the belts because...equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. D When discarding front seatbelt retractor ...car due to collision damage or for other reasons, consult your SUBARU dealer. WARNING 1-28
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...is quickly drawn back in by the retractor to take up the slack so that the belt more effectively restrains the front seat occupant. When ... frontal airbag operate simultaneously. D Pretensioners are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. In the event that a pretensioner is activated, both the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... dealer. When replacing seatbelt retractor assemblies, use only genuine SUBARU parts. D If either ...due to a malfunction or activation of the pretensioner, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D If the front ... has been damaged, contact your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D When you sell ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...the vehicle should be taken promptly to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and repaired, the seatbelt pretensioners and ... pretensioner and airbag systems. For required servicing of the seatbelt pretensioner, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. WARNING ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...winches, snow plow, skid plate, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the front end. D Modification of the suspension system or front end structure. D ... the door jamb. Always consult your SUBARU dealer if you want to install any accessory parts to your vehicle. 1-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...children aged 12 and under in the rear seat properly restrained at all times. The SRS airbag deploys ... (including forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times. You should choose a ...SRS AIRBAG. D Children should be properly restrained in the rear seat at all times. Never allow a child to ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... death to the child. Infants and small children should always be placed in an infant or child restraint system in the rear seat while riding in the vehicle. You should use an infant or child restraint system that meets Federal Motor Vehicle 1-34 WARNING
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... for the child's age and size. All child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the ... of a lap/shoulder belt (except those covered under the section in this manual, entitled "Instruction of child restraint systems by use of lower and tether anchorages"). ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...1. Set the child restraint system in the seating position. 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufacturer. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... child restraint system, press the release button on the seatbelt buckle and allow the belt to retract ... concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. B Installation of child ... restraint systems can be installed on the rear seat of your vehicle without use of the seatbelts. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    HB1090BA HB1087BA The lower anchorages (bars) are used for installing a child restraint system only on the rear seat window-side seating positions. For each window-side seating position, two lower anchorages are provided. The tether anchorages (upper anchorages) are ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...if you are required to use a child restraint system and the built-in child restraint at the same time, it is recommended that you install the child restraint system on the rear left side ... question concerning this type of child restraint system, ask your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 1-39
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    J Top tether anchorages B Anchorage location HBS061BB HB1077BC Three anchorages, i.e., ones for the right, center and left positions, are already installed on the rear parcel shelf (on Sedan) or on the rear edge of the roof (on Staion wagon). 1-40
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... hook the top tether n Sedan CAUTION When the child restraint system is to be secured using the top tether, always pass the top tether under... may not be properly tensioned, resulting in an unsteady child restraint system. HBS063BA HBS064BB 1. Remove the headrest at the seating position where the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... Station wagon CAUTION Always remove the headrest when mounting a child restraint system with a top tether. Otherwise, it may happen that the top ...the headrest (if so equipped) at the seating position where the child restraint system has been installed with the seatbelt or lower anchorages; lift up ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... Fasten the top tether hook of the child restraint system to the appropriate upper anchorage. 3. Tighten the top ... child restraint. HBS067BB 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lap-shoulder belt Chest clip Release button Crotch ... Fastening strap 7 8 9 Q Child restraint cushion Belt buckle Tongue plates Maximum shoulder ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... belt slot. The child should also be at least one year old. It is important to use a ... in this manual. WARNING Do not use the built-in child restraint for infants who require a rear-.... D Failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions on the use of this child restraint system can result in your ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...The built-in child restraint should be used for only one child at a time. Using it for two or more children at the same time could result in serious injury or death in an accident. D Do not use the center lap and shoulder belt with the child restraint. A child using the center seatbelt could slide ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    CAUTION Be careful not to damage the belt webbing or hardware. Take care that they do not ... locking retractor (ALR) that automatically locks when both tongue plates are latched into the belt buckle and the belts retract. B Placing a child in the built-in child restraint 1. Before using the built-in ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... If the child's shoulders are above the maximum shoulder height indicated on the label, do not use the built-in child restraint. If used, the built-in restraint cannot restrain the child properly, which may result in serious injury to the child in an accident. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    The child should use eigher the vehicle's seatbelts or an approved aftermarket booster seat, if necessary... and install the pad to the seatback. Make sure the belts go through the slots in the pad. WARNING ... pad for cleaning or other purposes, do not use the built-in child restraint. If an accident ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... and that the lap-shoulder belts and crotch belt are not twisted. If the restraint is used with the tongues and buckle not locked and/or with the ... an accident. CAUTION If the child restraint belts do not function normally, contact your authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. - CONTINUED - 1-49
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...window, the clip is not securely latched. The purpose of the clip is to keep the shoulder belts positioned correctly ... chest clip will not help keep the belts on the child's shoulders. In a sudden stop or in an accident,... the chest clip is fastened at all times. 12. If the belts are loose, pull down...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...middle of the child's chest so that the position of the shoulder portion of each belt is centered on the child's shoulder.... the release button on the buckle. 3. Move both belts off the child's shoulders. Because the ALR ..., hold either the left or right shoulder belt out fully while helping slide...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    B Storing the built-in child restraint Always properly store the built-in child restraint before using the regular lap-shoulder belt for the rear-center seating position. HBS066BA HBS069BA 1. Fasten the chest clip. 2. Stow the belt buckle ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... water. Do not use household cleaners. They may weaken the belts or damage plastic parts.... Never bleach or iron the pad. Periodically inspect the belts, tongue plates, buckle, clip, retractor ... not function properly, contact your authorized SUBARU dealer for replacement parts. CAUTION - CONTINUED ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... System airbag) *SRS: This stands for supplemental restraint system. This name is used because the airbag system supplements the vehicle's seatbelts. J ... even when the car has the SRS airbag. For instructions and precautions concerning the seatbelt system, see the "Seatbelts" sections in this ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...child restraint devices) sit in the REAR seat properly restrained at all times in a child restraint... forward facing child seats) in the REAR seats at all times. According to accident statistics... seating positions. For instructions and precautions concerning the child restraint system, see the "Child...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...smoke will be released. This smoke could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. If you or your passengers have breathing problems after SRS airbag deploys, get fresh air promptly. D A deploying SRS airbag releases ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... you sell your vehicle, we urge you to explain to the buyer that it is equipped with SRS airbags by alerting him to the applicable section in this owner's manual. B Components HB1079DB 1 Airbag control module 2 3 4 5 6 (including impact sensors) Airbag module (driver's side) Airbag module (...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... not in proper position such as one thrown toward the front of the car during pre-accident braking. Never install rearward facing child restraint system in the front passenger's seat. Never allow a child to stand up, or to kneel on the front passenger's seat WARNING HB0306 HB0307 1-58
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... operation and could be propelled inside the vehicle and cause injury. D Do not attach accessories to the windshield, or fit an extrawide mirror over the rear view mirror. If the SRS airbag deploys, those objects could become projectiles that could ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... seatbelts by reducing the impact on the driver's and front passenger's head and chest. B Operation CAUTION Do not touch the SRS airbag system components around the steering wheel and dashboard with bare hands right after deployment. Doing so can cause burns because the components can be very ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... start to deflate so that the driver’s vision is not obstructed. The time required from detecting impact to the deflating SRS airbag after deployment is...s and front passenger’s seatbelt pretensioners operate at the same time. Although it is highly unlikely that the SRS airbag would activate in ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...by the seatbelt alone. Also, it is basically not designed to deploy in side or rear impacts or in roll-over accidents because deployment of the SRS frontal... the occupant in those situations. The SRS airbag is designed to function on a one-time-only basis. SRS airbag deployment depends on the level of...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Examples of the types of accidents in which it is possible that the SRS frontal airbag will deploy. The SRS frontal airbag may be activated when the vehicle sustains a hard impact in the undercarriage area from the road surface (such as when the vehicle plunges ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    .... The SRS frontal airbag is basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is struck from side or from behind, or if it rolls onto its side or roof, or if it is involved in a low-speed frontal collision. The vehicle is struck from the side. HB1043BB HB0313 HB1044AB In an accident where the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... your vehicle is also equipped with a passenger's SRS frontal airbag, children aged 12 and under should be placed in the rear seat anyway and should be properly restrained at all times. WARNING - CONTINUED - 1-65
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... front passenger's seat facing the side window. Never allow a child to wrap his/her arms around the front seatback. HB0354 HB0355 D Do not attach accessories to the door trim or near either SRS side airbags and do not place objects near the SRS side airbags. In the event of the SRS side airbag...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... over either seatback. Do not attach accessories to the door trim or near either side airbag ... vehicle deploys between the occupant and the door panel and supplements the seatbelt by reducing the impact on ... Do not touch the SRS side airbag system components around the front seatback with bare hands ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...deploys independently of the frontal airbags in the steering wheel and instrument panel. An impact sensor is incorporated into each of the vehicle's ...the deployment, the SRS side airbag immediately starts to deflate. The time required from detecting impact to deflating of the SRS side airbag after ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... deploy in lesser side impact. Also, it is basically not designed to deploy in frontal or rear impacts because SRS side airbag deployment would not help the ... in those situations. Each SRS side airbag is designed to function on a one-time-only basis. SRS side airbag deployment depends on the level of...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag is unlikely to deploy. There are many types of collisions which might not necessarily require SRS side airbag deployment. In the event of accidents like those illustrated below, the SRS side airbag may not deploy depending on the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Seat, seatbelt and SRS airbags n Examples of the types of accidents in which the SRS side airbag will basically not deploy. The SRS side airbag is basically not designed to deploy if the vehicle is involved in a frontal collision or is struck from behind. Examples of such accidents are illustrated...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... related wiring In the event of a malfunction indicated by any of following, the vehicle should be taken promptly to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked. Unless checked and repaired, the SRS airbags will not function reliably: 1-72
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...to the SRS airbag system. For required servicing of the SRS airbag, see your nearest SUBARU dealer. Tampering with or disconnecting the system's wiring could result ... you need service or repair in areas listed below, we recommend that you have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... airbag is deployed, replacement of the system should be performed only by an authorized SUBARU dealer. When the components of the SRS airbag system are replaced, use only genuine SUBARU parts. To ensure their... reliability, the SRS airbags must be inspected by a SUBARU dealer ten years after the date...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ..., snow plow, skid plate, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the front end. D Modification of the suspension system or front end structure. D ... steps or side sill protectors, etc.) other than SUBARU genuine accessory parts to the side body (only for vehicles with ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... Keys ...Door locks ...Power door locking switches (if equipped) ... 2-2 2-3 2-6 Keyless entry system (if equipped) ...Security system (if equipped) ...Child safety locks ......2-7 2-13 2-20 2-21 2-21 2 Trunk lid (Sedan) ...Rear gate (Station wagon) ...Moonroof (if equipped) ......
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... key and submaster key fit all locks on your vehicle. D Ignition switch D Doors D Trunk (sedan) or Rear gate (station wagon) D Glove compartment The valet key fits only the ignition switch and door locks. You can keep the trunk and glove compartment locked ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...with power door locking switches OM-H2394 To lock the door from the outside with the key, turn the key toward the rear. To unlock the...the lock lever rearward and then close the door. To lock the door from the outside using the power door locking switch, push the switch forward ("LOCK" side) and...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    locked at the same time. Always make sure that all doors and the rear gate are locked before leaving your... vehicles without power door locking switches OM-H2394 To lock the door from the outside with the key, turn the key toward the rear. To unlock the door, turn the key toward the front. Lift the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...the inside WARNING Keep all doors locked when you drive, especially when small children are in your vehicle. Along with the proper use of seat belts and child restraints, locking the doors reduces the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in an accident...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... before starting to drive. J Power door locking switches (if equipped) HB2008CB HB2009BB All doors and the rear gate (station wagon) can be locked and ...NOTE Make sure that you do not leave the key inside the vehicle before locking the doors from the outside using power door locking switches. 2-6
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...your vehicle. The keyless entry system has the following functions. D Locking and unlocking the doors (and rear gate on the station... power plants and radio/television broadcasting towers. The keyless entry system does not operate when the key is inserted in the ignition switch. - CONTINUED - 2-7
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... press the "UNLOCK/DISARM" button a second time. B Illuminated entry The interior (dome) light will illuminate when the "UNLOCK/DISARM" button is...pressed. Once any of the doors (or the rear gate on the station wagon) is opened, this function will be canceled. The interior light must be set to...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... seconds. B Selecting audible signal operation Using the horn, the system will give you an audible signal when ... than two seconds. The horn will sound two times to inform you that the audible signal has been... than two seconds. The horn will sound one time to inform you that the audible signal has been...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...LOCK/ARM" or "UNLOCK/DISARM" button six times to synchronize the unit. B Replacing lost transmitters ... that allows you to program new transmitter codes into the system or to delete old ones.... the programming mode: 1 Press to disarm the security system (if so equipped). 2 3 HB1000CB HB1005BC ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Keys and doors 1. Disarm the security system. (if your vehicle is equipped with the optional security system.) 2. Open ... 4. Place the ignition key into the ignition switch and cycle the switch from LOCK to ON ten times within 15 seconds. Be sure to stop at the LOCK position and leave the key in the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... are programmed, remove the key from the ignition switch. The horn will sound three times to indicate that the system has exited the programming mode. 2. Make sure that the... transmitter codes into the system. If you have only one current transmitter, program it four times. If you ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...ignition switch. B System operation The security system will give the following alarm indications when triggered: D The parking lights will flash and the horn ... will continue for twelve times if any sensor continues to be activated. The alarm is triggered by: D Opening a door, the rear gate or trunk ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...). All doors (and the rear gate on the station wagon) will lock, the horn will sound one time, the parking lights will flash one time and the indicator...the parking lights flash three times and the indicator light flashes rapidly to alert you that the doors (or the rear gate) are not...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... door locks. 7. Close the door. The horn will sound one time, the parking lights will flash one time and the indicator light will start flashing slowly (approximately once every two ... transmitter. The driver's door will unlock, the horn will sound two times, the parking lights will flash two ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...the "UNLOCK/DISARM" button a second time. n Emergency disarming If you cannot disarm the system using the transmitter (i.e. the transmitter is .../DISARM" button depressed for more than two seconds. The indicator light repeatedly flashes two times while the system is in valet mode. To exit valet ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...B Passive arming When passive arming mode has been programmed by the dealer, arming of the system is automatically accomplished without using the remote transmitter. Note that in this mode, DOORS MUST BE MANUALLY LOCKED. n To enter the passive mode ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...once they have been closed. Failure to lock the doors manually will result in a higher security risk. HB2031BB HB2024DB 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ... switches. If the remote transmitter or power door lock switch is used to lock the vehicle, arming will take place immediately ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... the transmitter. B Tripped sensor identification If the horn sounds four times and the parking lights flash four times when you disarm the system, this indicates that the alarm was triggered. The number of times the indicator light flashes indicates what sensor caused the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Child safety locks WARNING Always use the child safety lock whenever a child rides in the rear seat. Serious injury could result if a child accidentally opened the door and fell out. HB2002BB Each rear door has a child safety lock that prevents the doors from being opened even ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... windows, be extremely careful to prevent anyone's fingers, arms or head from being caught in the window. D Always lock the passengers' windows using the lock switch when children are riding in the vehicle. D Before leaving the vehicle, always remove the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...halfway, pull the switch up slightly. Push the switch down lightly and hold it. The window will open as long as the switch is held. Pull the switch up lightly and hold it. The window will close as long as the switch is held. n Operating the passengers' windows To open the passengers' windows...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Keys and doors B Passengers’ side switches HB2009CB HB2005BB To open the window, push ...reaches the desired position. To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. When the lock switch on the power window switch cluster, located on the driverମ.
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...the trunk lid from outside WARNING HBF013CB To open the trunk lid from outside, insert the key and turn it clockwise. To close the trunk lid, lightly press the trunk lid down until the latch engages. 2-24
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...into the trunk. To cancel the trunk lid release, set the lid release cancel lever (located on the inside of the trunk lid, mounted to the trunk lid latch) to the "CANCEL" position. When this lock is in the "CANCEL" position, the trunk can be opened only with the key. - CONTINUED - 2-25
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    .... If your vehicle is equipped with power door locking switches, the rear gate can also be locked and unlocked through use of the power door locking switches. Refer to "Power door locking switches" section in this chapter. To open the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    .... D Do not operate the moonroof if falling snow or extremely cold conditions have caused it to freeze shut. CAUTION J Tilting/sliding ... tilting function will only operate when the moonroof is fully closed. Push the rear side of the "Tilt" switch to raise the moonroof. Push the front side of the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...The moonroof will stop halfway if you continue to press on the switch. Release the switch once and push it again to close the moonroof... moonroof cannot be closed through the switch operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hexheaded wrench. For the procedure, refer to "...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... 1. Open the front sunshade. 2. Continually push the rear side (OPEN) of the switch, and the front moonroof will ...3. If you want to open the rear moonroof as well, release the switch once and then push the rear side of the switch continuously. The rear moonroof will begin to slide open together with ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... and the wind noise should diminish. D If the moonroof cannot be closed through switch operation because of system failure, it can be closed manually using a hexheaded wrench. For the procedure, refer to "Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... sun shade can be slid forward or backward by hand regardless of the moonroof position. n Rear sun shade The rear sun shade can be slid forward or backward by hand while the rear moonroof is closed. If the rear moonroof is opened, the sun shade also moves back. - CONTINUED ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... and chime ...SRS airbag system warning light ...CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp ...... (if equipped) ...Brake system warning light ...Door open warning lights ...Low fuel warning light ...... 3-18 3-18 Clock ...Light control switch ...Daytime running light system ... 3-19 3-19 3-21...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Fog light switch (if equipped) ...Wiper and washer ...Windshield wiper and washer switches ...Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) ... 3-24 3-24 3-26 3-28 Rear window defogger switch ...Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) ...Mirrors ...Inside ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...steering wheel, preventing steering control. And when the engine is turned off, it takes a much greater effort than usual to steer. The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK, ACC,... only be inserted or removed in this position. The ignition switch will lock the steering wheel when you remove...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... only when the key is pushed in while turning it. B ACC In this position the electrical accessories (radio, accessory power socket, etc.) can be used. B ON This is the normal operating position after the engine is started. 3-4
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... CAUTION Do not turn the ignition switch to the "START" position while the engine is running. The engine is started in this position. The starter cranks the engine to start it. When the key is released (after the engine has started), the key automatically returns to the "ON" position. J ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... the ignition key while pressing the key interlock release lever. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the key interlock system repaired. Hazard warning flasher HB8002BA The hazard warning flasher is used...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Instruments and controls To turn on the hazard warning flasher, push the hazard warning button on the instrument panel. To turn off the flasher, push the button again. NOTE When the hazard warning flasher is on, the turn signals do not work. Meters and gauges J Speedometer The speedometer shows ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...with the pointer of the tachometer in the red zone. In this range, fuel injection will be cut by the engine control module to protect the engine ... idling; while running at low speeds in a traffic jam; when the engine is restarted immediately following a shutdown. D When the actual outside temperature...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... vehicles with an automatic climate control, outside temperature can be displayed on the climate control display panel. Refer to the "Automatic climate control system" in chapter 4. J Fuel gauge The fuel gauge shows the approximate amount of ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... light If any lights fail to come on, it indicates a burned-out bulb or a malfunction of the corresponding system. Consult your authorized SUBARU dealer for repair. J Seatbelt warning light and chime When the ignition switch is turned to the "ON"...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... (if equipped) or seatbelt pretensioner system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. J CHECK ENGINE warning light/Malfunction indicator lamp ...you are driving, have your vehicle checked/repaired by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Continued vehicle ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... light does not go out, take your vehicle to your authorized SUBARU dealer immediately. B If the light is blinking: If the light is blinking while driving,... If the belt is loose, broken or if the belt is in good condition but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. 3-12
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains on, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately. J ... the automatic transmission control system is not working properly. Contact your nearest SUBARU dealer for service immediately. J ABS warning light (U.S.) (Canada) The ABS warning light...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... light comes on during driving. If these occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as shown below, the ABS system may be considered normal. D The warning light ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... conditions. Immediately have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer. D The VDC warning light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to ... should have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. NOTE If the warning light behavior is as shown...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...not be working properly. If the light remains on, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately.... your vehicle towed to the nearest SUBARU dealer for repair. This light has the following two ... vehicle checked by a SUBARU dealer immediately. WARNING J Door open warning lights The specific ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... is operating. The VDC system is probably faulty under any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately. D The light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position. D The ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...on when the engine has developed a problem and the CHECK ENGINE warning light is on. D Depending on the type of gasoline used, the "VDC OFF"...under any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. D The VDC OFF indicator light does not come on when...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...set the time, turn the setting knob clockwise to advance and counterclockwise to retard the time. Light control switch WARNING To prevent battery discharge resulting ... other position, the vehicle's lights will be out. If you park your vehicle on a roadside at night, use the hazard ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...lights and license plate light are on. second position Headlights, parking lights, instrument panel illumination, tail lights, and license plate light are on. B High/low beam ... lever forward. When the headlights are on high beam, the high beam indicator light "a" on the instrument panel is...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... switch is in the "OFF" position. When the headlights are on high beam, the high beam indicator light "a" on the instrument panel also comes on. J Daytime running light system WARNING The tail lights, parking lights, and side marker lights are not turned ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... to the neutral position when you release it. Illumination brightness control HB2017BB When the lighting switch is in the "p" or "a" position, you can adjust brightness of the instrument panel illumination for better visibility. To ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... side marker lights - Tail lights - License plate lights To turn off, push the rear end of the parking light switch. Avoid leaving these lights on for a long time because that will run down the battery. - CONTINUED - 3-23
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Fog light switch (if equipped) The fog lights operate only when the headlights are on low beam. Push the fog light switch to turn the fog lights on. Press the switch again to turn them off. HB2025BB The indicator light located on the switch will illuminate when the fog lights are ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...Before operating the wiper on a dry windshield or rear window, always use the windshield washer. D In freezing ... glass to allow proper wiper operation. D Use clean water if windshield washer ... is unavailable. In areas where water freezes in winter, use SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid or the equivalent....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield or rear window and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral detergent or mild-abrasive cleaner.... section (chapter 11) for replacement instructions. J Windshield wiper and washer switches B Windshield wipers HB2019BB To...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Instruments and controls B Wiper intermittent time control (if equipped) HB2023BA When the wiper switch is in the " the operating interval of the wiper. " position, turn the dial to adjust B Mist (for a single wipe) For a single wipe of the wipers, pull the lever ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    J Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) HB2021BA B Rear wiper The rear wiper offers intermittent operation ... until you release the knob. To wash the rear window when the rear wiper is not in use, turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever clockwise to the " " position. The ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... vehicle, you have to push the switch to turn it on again. B For vehicles with manual heating and air conditioning systems CAUTION HB5009BB To turn on ..., push the switch again. The indicator light located on the switch lights up while the rear window defogger is operating. - ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... the defogger, push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch again. The indicator light "u" lights up on the climate control display panel while the rear window defogger is operating. Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) CAUTION To prevent ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...the windshield wiper deicer, push the switch. The indicator light located on the switch lights up while the windshield wiper deicer is operating. The windshield wiper deicer will automatically shut... have been deiced completely before that time, push the switch to turn it off. It also turns off...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... has an anti-glare feature which automatically reduces glare coming from headlights of vehicles behind you. It also contains a built-in compass.... off. When the automatic dimming function is on, the auto dimming indicator light (green) located to the right of the button will illuminate. D By pressing ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... or an applicator. n Compass calibration 1. For optimum calibration, switch off all nonessential electrical accessories (rear window defogger, heater/air conditioning system, spotlight, etc.) and ensure all doors are shut. 2. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... shown above or one attached to the end of this manual to verify that the compass zone setting is correct ... when viewed in a flat mirror. Do not use the convex mirror to judge the distance of vehicles behind you when changing lanes. Use the inside mirror (or glance backwards) to determine the actual ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... control switch in the direction you want to move the mirror. 3. Return the selection switch to the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation. The mirrors can also be adjusted manually. - CONTINUED - 3-35
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... or “ACC” position. HB4004CB To turn on the outside mirror defogger, push the switch while the engine is running. The indicator light located on the switch will come on when the outside mirror defogger heater in operation. To turn it off, push the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Instruments and controls HB4002BA 1. Adjust the seat position. Refer to the "Front seat" section (chapter 1). 2. Pull the tilt lock lever down. 3. Move the steering wheel to the desired level. 4. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place. 5. Make sure that the steering wheel is ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Climate control Ventilator ...Manual heating and air conditioning system ...Heater operation ...Air conditioner operation ... 4-2 4-4 4-6 4-10 Automatic climate control system (if equipped) ...Operating tips for heater and air conditioner ...Air filtration system (if equipped) ... 4-11 4-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... is adjustable. The normal position as shown in the diagram directs warm air to the side glass. When more rapid defrosting of the windshield ... driver's side grille should always be returned to its normal position so that the warm air flow can then be used to defrost the driver's side window. 4-2
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Climate control B Air flow section HB5006BA HB5006CA HB5006DA HB5006EA HB5006FA - CONTINUED - 4-3
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Manual heating and air conditioning system B Control panel HB5004BC 1. Temperature control dial 2. Fan speed control dial 3. Air...control dial This dial has the following five positions: : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets. : Air flows through the instrument panel outlets and the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... conditioner button (if equipped) HB5010BB The air conditioner operates only when the engine is running. Push ...button while the fan is in operation to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light will come on. Push it again to turn off the air conditioner. n Air inlet selection button WARNING ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... is recirculated inside the vehicle. Push the air inlet selection button to the ON position. The indicator light will come on. OFF position: ...the passenger compartment. Push the air inlet selection button again to the OFF position. The indicator light will go off. J Heater operation B Defrosting or ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... control dial to the highest speed. NOTE Warm air also comes out from the right and ...B Heating and defrosting HB5012AA To direct warm air toward the floor and the windshield: 1. Set ... inlet selection button to the "OFF" position. 2. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Set ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... inlet selection button to the "OFF" position 2 Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Set the ... control dial to the desired speed. NOTE Warm air also comes out from the right and left air outlets. To stop warm air flow from these outlets, turn the corresponding thumb-wheel to...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Climate control instrument panel and foot outlets. The air from the foot outlets is slightly warmer than from the instrument panel outlets. 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the "OFF"... or blue area decreases the temperature difference between the air from the instrument panel outlets and ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... the passenger compartment, air flows through the instrument panel outlets: 1. Set the air inlet selection button to the "OFF" position. 2. Set the air flow control dial to the " " position. 3. Set the air conditioner button to the "ON" position. 4. Set the temperature control dial ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... temperature turns on the air conditioner compressor automatically and the "A/C" indicator light on the control panel comes ... temperature, fan speed, air flow distribution air-inlet control, and air conditioner compressor operation. It activates when the "AUTO" switch is pressed, and is used ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... Control panel HB5017BC 1. AUTO switch 2. OFF switch 3. Outside air temperature switch ... switch is pressed, the indicator light “AUTO” on the control panel comes on. In this state, outlet air ... control, and air conditioner compressor operation are automatically controlled. ECON (economy) mode:...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... back to the AUTO mode, press the "AUTO" switch. n OFF switch The Automatic Climate Control system turns off (the air conditioner compressor and fan turn off) when the "OFF" switch is pressed. When the "OFF" switch is pressed, the outside ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... than the actual outside air temperature: - In direct sunlight - When the vehicle is parked for a long period of time with the engine kept running. ... the indicator light " " on the control panel comes on. After eliminating the fogging from the windshield, set the air conditioner back in the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ..., push the air conditioner switch "A/C" to defog and dehumidify. When this switch is pushed, the air conditioner compressor turns on and the indicator light "A/C" on the control panel comes on. After eliminating the fogging from the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... the passenger compartment from the outside air. The indicator light " " on the control panel comes on when this switch is pushed. : Outside air is ... compartment. When the air conditioning system is operated in the "AUTO" mode, this position is selected automatically. The indicator light " ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ..., you do not have to change the temperature setting. The Automatic Climate Control system operates at maximum performance until the air in the passenger compartment reaches to the specified temperature. - CONTINUED - 4-17
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...if these sensors are damaged, it is possible that the Automatic Climate Control system will not properly control the air temperature in the passenger compartment. To prevent possible damage to the sensors, please observe the following: - Do not...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... in the refrigerant circuit Operate the air conditioner compressor at a low engine speed (at idle or low ... oil. B Checking air conditioning system before summer season Check the air conditioner unit for... operation each spring. This check is best performed by your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 4-19
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... indicate any problem with the air conditioning system. B Air conditioner compressor shut-off when engine ... from the method for CFC12 (freon). Consult your SUBARU dealer for service. Repairs needed as a result ...Have your filter checked or replaced by your SUBARU dealer. Replacement schedule: Every 12 ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Audio Antenna system ...Installation of accessories ...Audio set ...Type A and B audio set (if equipped) ... D audio set (if equipped) ...McIntosh audio set (if equipped) ...CD player 1 (if equipped) ...CD player 2 (if equipped) ...In-dash 6 CD auto changer (if equipped) ...Precautions to observe when ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Antenna system B Printed antenna CAUTION Do not use sharp instruments or window cleaner containing abrasives to clean... the inside of the rear window glass (sedan) or the left side rear quarter window glass (station wagon). HBF013IA HB5038AA B Pillar mounted antenna OM-H2376 Pull the antenna out...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... If reception continues to be unsatisfactory, switch to a stronger station. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing a citizen band...5-11 CD player control: refer to page 5-13 CD changer control: refer to page 5-16 - CONTINUED - 5-3
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...page 5-19 Cassette player operation: refer to page 5-24 CD (compact disc) player operation: refer to page 5-27 CD changer control: refer to page 5-30 B Type D audio set ...: refer to page 5-33 D Cassette player operation: refer to page 5-37 D CD player control: refer to page 5-38...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... D D D Radio operation: refer to page 5-39 Cassette player operation: refer to page 5-44 CD player operation: refer to page 5-46 CD changer control: refer to page 5-49 B CD player 1 (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5039AA D Inserting and removing a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    B CD player 2 (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5044AA D CD (compact disc) player operation: refer to page 5-54 B In-dash 6 CD auto changer (Optional audio unit - if equipped) HB5040AA D Inserting and removing a disc or all discs: refer to page 5-57 5-6
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... B: With weather band The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Radio operation HB5041BB 1 Power .../treble/fader/balance control n Power switch and volume control (PWR/VOL) The dial 1 is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume control. The ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... Bass Treble Fader Balance The "AUDIO" button 2 is used for selecting the following control modes: Display Control ... control For less bass For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ... increase front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... button marked “B” to decrease it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency interval can ... on the button causes a continuous change in the frequency. n Manual tuning for weather band When weather band ... to change the WB channel down. Each time the button is pressed, the WB channel changes ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... WB (if equipped) reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one of the preset buttons for more than 2 seconds to store the frequency. At this time, there will momentarily be no sound from the radio. If the button ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... B NR button Program button NOTE D Only use good quality cassettes (cassettes longer than C-90...D Put cassettes back in their boxes immediately after use to protect them from dust and dirt and to ... D Clean the tape head (once or twice a month) using a wet-type cleaning cassette. B Cassette slot Insert...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...-forward the tape, press the "FF" button E. To stop fast-forwarding, lightly press the " " 8 button. B Rewind button (REW) To rewind the tape, press the "REW" button R. To stop rewinding, lightly press the " " 8 button. B Eject button ( ) When " " button 8 is pressed, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...CD player control (If optional CD player is connected) An optional CD player can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer to "CD player 1" in this chapter. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... the CD player mode indicator "CD" will come on and playback will start. n When CD is in the CD player Press the "CD" button U. The "CD" indicator will come on, and the track number will appear on the display and the CD player will start playback. NOTE D If the "CD" button is ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...a track you like. - Normal playback resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. To stop playback and switch over to the cassette player mode, press the "TAPE" button. - CONTINUED - 5-15
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... control (If optional in dash CD changer is connected) An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer to "In-dash 6 CD auto changer" in...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... disc Briefly press the "Y" button D to skip to the next disc and briefly press the "B" button to skip to the previous disc. n Operation with the in-dash CD changer unit Press the desired "Disc select" button (numbered from 1 to 6) and the disc will begin to play. B To select a song from...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... hear a track you like. - Normal playback resumes. B To stop playback To stop playback and switch over to the radio mode, press the "BAND" button. To stop playback and switch over to the cassette player mode, press the "TAPE" button. 5-18
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...if equipped) The radio will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" position. Radio operation ...buttons 6 Fader/Balance selection button 7 Power switch, Volume control, Bass/Middle/Treble .../balance control (PWR/VOL) The dial 7 is used for both power (ON/OFF) and volume...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... controls when the "AUDIO" button 8 is in the depressed position. It is also used for fader/balance controls when the "FAD/BAL" ... note TRE FAd For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ... front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... volume control.) Fader (FAd) Balance (BAL) Volume (VOL) n Display illumination dimness cancellation The brightness of the radio display dims when the light switch is in the "p" or "w" positions. If this makes the display difficult to read, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... button marked "B" to decrease it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency changes 10 ... on the button causes a continuous change in the frequency. n Manual tuning for weather band When weather band ...B" to change the WB channel down. Each time the button is pressed, the WB channel changes ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...select the weather band. 2. Press the "SCAN" button 2 or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one...to store the frequency. The frequency of the station will flash once on the display at this time. If the button is pressed for less than 1.5 seconds, the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... button Dolby B NR button Program switching button NOTE D Only use good quality cassettes (cassettes ...D Put cassettes back in their boxes immediately after use to protect them from dust and dirt and to... D Clean the tape head (once or twice a month) using a wet-type cleaning cassette. B To play back a...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... the “TAPE” button 9 is pressed, the display will show “PLAY” and the player will start playback. B Tape travel indicators These indicate the direction ... I is pressed during playback, the tape travel indicators will switch and the player will begin playing back the opposite side of the tape...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...are no blanks between selections (live concerts, etc). B Dolby B NR button ( ) Press " " button U when playing tapes recorded using the Dolby NR system*. The " " indicator will light up and high-frequency noise on the tape will be reduced for clearer sound ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... D Repeat button F Track selection buttons G CD (CD player selection) button B To play back a compact disc n When CD is not in the player Hold a disc with a finger in the center hole while gripping the... disc into position. A single CD (8 cm/3 inch CD) may also be used without any adapter....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... player will automatically return to track 1 (the first song on the disc). n When CD is in the player Press the "CD" button G. The display will show "... "❚AA" button F to skip to the beginning of the current track. Each time the button is pressed, the indicated truck number will decrease. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ..." A. The disc will be ejected. The disc may be removed even when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. NOTE Avoid driving the vehicle with a CD sticking out, because vibration might make it fall out. - CONTINUED - 5-29
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... control (If optional in-dash CD changer is connected) An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For procedures for loading and unloading CDs, refer to "In-dash 6 CD auto changer" in...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Audio NOTE D If a disc is in the player, the "CD" button is used to change from CD player operation to CD changer operation. Each time the "CD" button is pressed, the operating mode will change alternately. D At the end of the disc, the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...fast forwarding. If you continue fast forwarding to the end of the disc, the CD changer will automatically stop fast forwarding and start playback beginning...fast reverse. If you continue fast reverse to the beginning of the disc, the CD changer will automatically stop fast reverse and start playback ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" positions. Radio operation HB5043BB 1 2 3 4.../bass/treble/fader/balance control n Power switch and volume control (PWR/VOL) The dial 6 is used for both power (on/off) and volume control. The ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...) Fader (FAD) Balance (BAL) The "AUDIO" button 5 is used for selecting the following control modes: Display Control... control For less bass For less treble To increase rear speaker volume and decrease front ... increase front speaker volume and decrease rear speaker volume To increase right speaker ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...the radio is on to select FM1, FM2 or AM reception. Each time this button is pressed, the band will change in the following order: FM1 FM2 AM The...tuning frequency and press the tuning button marked "∨" to decrease it. Each time the button is pressed, the frequency changes 10 kHz in the AM mode...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... FM2 or AM reception. 2. Press the "SCAN" button 2 or tune the radio manually until the desired station frequency is displayed. 3. Press one ... to store the frequency. The frequency of the station will flash once on the display at this time. If the button is pressed for less than two seconds, the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... 9 Fast-forward/Rewind button (Program switching buttons) Q Dolby B NR button NOTE D Only use good quality cassettes (cassettes longer than C-90 are ... or moisture. D Clean the tape head (once or twice a month) using a wet-type cleaning cassette. B Cassette slot Insert a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    .... CD player operation (if optional CD player is connected) An optional CD player can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. For CD player operation procedures, refer to "CD player 2" in this chapter. 5-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Audio McIntosh audio set (if equipped) The audio set will operate only when the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or "ON" positions. CAUTION The power amplifier for this audio set is mounted under the front passenger's seat. The amplifier will become hot if the audio continues to operate. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...ON-OFF switch The audio system can be turned on by pressing the POWER button when the ignition key ... CD has been inserted or that a CD multi-changer is connected to the system) D Inserting a cassette D Inserting ...reduce the audio-system volume. B Tone control Bass and treble control is operated using ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Audio HBS041AA n BASS control The bass control adjusts the level of low pitch sounds. The bass is adjusted by turning the knob from left to right in this condition. Turn clockwise to increase the level of bass tones. Turn counterclockwise to reduce the level of bass tones. n TREBLE control The ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... FM or AM broadcasts. The display will show FM or AM accordingly. Use the tuning dial to select the station to which you wish to listen. B Manual tuning Turn the tuning... however, when radio signals are weak. In such a situation, perform manual tuning to select the desired station. 5-42
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... buttons to select the corresponding, previously-registered radio station. The LED at the top of that button will turn on. n Manual preset D Use the tuning dial to select the radio station which ...and off once. NOTE D Each preset button can be used to store both an FM station and an AM ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...U I Fast forward button Play button Rewind button Program switching button Dolby B NR button If a cassette is inserted ... cassette tape is ejected. Before the ignition switch is turned to the "OFF" position, eject the tape from the player. Always make certain that you remove the cassette tape. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...press the "FF" button. To stop fast-forwarding, lightly press the "PLAY" button. If the "FF"...tape, press the "REW" button. To stop rewinding, lightly press the "PLAY" button. If the "REW"...NR" button when playing tapes recorded using the Dolby NR system*. High-frequency noise ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Compact disc player operation HB5045DB O DISC IN indicator light P Disc slot A Disc button B ... D FF·FB dial F Repeat button n When CD is not in the player Hold a disc with a finger in the center hole while... disc into position. Single CDs (8 cm/3 inch CD) may also be used without an adapter. After ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...track 1 (the first song on the disc) and will automatically play back. n When CD is in the player When the "DISC" button is pressed, the player will ... and release it immediately to skip to the beginning of the next track. Each time the knob is turned and released, the indicated track number will ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... mode is restored. B To stop playback Press the power switch to stop playback. B To eject a disc from the player When a disc is being played back or when a disc is in the player, press the eject button " ". The disc will be ejected. The disc may be removed even when ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...changer is connected) An optional CD changer can be connected to this audio unit. See your SUBARU dealer for more information. HB5045EB G Disc button H...button (Disc 1 to 6) B To start playback When the "DISC" button is pressed, the CD changer will start playback. NOTE D If the "...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    CD changer will interrupt the broadcast. D At the end of the disc, playback automatically continues with the next disc. D After playback on the last disc finishes, the disc will automatically return to the first disc (or first disc of the first magazine) and will automatically play back. D If you ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... clockwise and release it immediately to skip to the beginning of the next track. Each time the knob is turned and released, the indicated track number will increase. n... cancel the repeat mode, press the button again. B To stop playback Press the power switch to stop playback. - CONTINUED - 5-51
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    CD player 1 (if equipped) HB5039BB 1 Disc slot 2 Disc indicator 3 Eject button D Use only music CDs identified by mark. D Do not use CDs listed below which could cause damage to the CD player. D Any disc with a peel-off or seal on it. D Any disc with ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... ejected. This procedures is effective even when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. n Function control Refer to CD player control operating instructions described in the "Type A and B audio sets" section. - CONTINUED - 5-53
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    CD player 2 (if equipped) Compact disc player operation HB5044BB 1 2 3 4 Eject button Repeat/random... Fast reverse and track down button n When CD is not in the player Hold a disc with a finger in the center hole ... the disc into position. A 8 cm/3 inch CD may also be used without any adapter. NOTE...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Audio n When CD is in the player When the button 6 is pressed, the player will start playback. NOTE After the last song finishes, the player will automatically return to track 1 (the first song on the disc). B To stop playback of a CD When the button 6 is pressed ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... ". The disc will be ejected. The disc may be removed even when the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. NOTE D Avoid driving the vehicle with a CD sticking out, because vibration might make it fall out. D To protect the disc, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... to insert two or more discs into the slot at a time. Doing so can cause mechanical damage to the CD changer. D Use only music CDs identified by a mark. D Do not use CDs listed below which could cause damage to the CD player. D 3-inch (8 cm) compact disc. D Any disc with a peel-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... Press one of the "Disc select" buttons 3 (numbered from 1 to 6) for which the disc indicator light 2 is "OFF". The Disc indicator lights are..."Disc select" buttons 3 (numbered from 1 to 6) for which the disc indicator light is on. 2. Press the "Eject button" 4. The selected disc will ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Audio B To remove all discs at one time 1. Press and hold the "Eject" button 4 until all "Disc" ... No disc is loaded or the ignition switch is in the "LOCK" position. B Function control Refer to CD player control operating instructions described in the "Type A and B audio sets" or "...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... surface from the center outward with a dry, soft cloth. Be sure not to use a hard cloth, thinner, benzene, alcohol, etc. D Never use a badly damaged, deformed or cracked disc. Malfunctions or problems might result. D A disc is vulnerable to heat. Never keep it either...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Interior equipment Interior light ...Spotlight (if equipped) ...Sun visors ...Vanity mirror (if equipped) ... 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4... console (if equipped) ... Cup holder ...Cigarette lighter (if equipped) ...Ashtray ...Accessory power socket ...Convenience hook ...Floor mat (if equipped) ...Luggage cover (...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... DOOR HS6003BC HB0377 The interior light switch has three positions: ON: The light stays on continuously. ... opened. Cargo area light (if equipped) - The light comes on only when the rear gate is opened. ... off. When leaving your vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... push the switch. To turn it off, push the switch again. When leaving the vehicle, make sure the light is turned off to avoid battery discharge. Sun visors HB7001BA To block out glare, swing down the visors. To use the sun visor at a side window, swing it down and move it ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    J Vanity mirror (if equipped) HB6017AA To use the vanity mirror, swing down the sunvisor and open the vanity mirror cover. B Vanity mirror with light (if equipped) The light beside the vanity mirror comes on when the ignition switch is either in the "ACC" or "ON" position...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Interior equipment J Glove compartment Unlock Lock HS0090 To open the glove compartment, pull the handle. To close it, push the lid firmly upward. To lock the glove compartment, insert the key and turn it clockwise. J Center console HB6010BA To open the lid, pull up the lock release. - ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... your vehicle is parked in the sun or a warm day, the inside of the overhead console heats up. Avoid storing plastic or other heat-vulnerable or flammable articles such as a lighter in the overhead console. HB0269 To open the console, push on the lid lightly and it will automatically open. 6-6
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Interior equipment Cup holder D When not in use, always keep the holder stored while driving ... or audio equipment. B Front cup holder n In instrument panel CAUTION HB7003BB HB7004BA The cup holder is located beside the climate control panel. To use the cup holder, push on the its front surface ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... in the center console, beside the parking brake lever. B Rear passenger's cup holder (if equipped) HB7009CA HB7011AA The rear passenger's cup holder is located on the lower side of the back of the center console. To use the cup holder, open the lid by pulling its upper ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...power socket located on the lower part of the instrument panel is designed to use only a SUBARU genuine cigarette lighter plug. Do...cigarette lighter socket. A cigarette lighter plug is an optional accessory. It is available from your SUBARU dealer. If smoking is not desired, always put the cap on the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... automatically spring up when ready for use. Ashtray CAUTION Do not use ashtrays as waste receptacles or leave a lighted cigarette in an ashtray. This could cause a fire. Fully close the ashtray after using it to help reduce residual smoke. HB6011CA ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... the plug to get stuck. Only use plugs that fit properly. D Use of an electric appliance in the accessory power socket for a long period of time while the engine is not running can cause battery discharge. D Before driving your vehicle, make sure ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... instrument panel CAUTION The electrical power socket located on the lower part of the instrument panel is designed to use only a SUBARU genuine cigarette lighter plug. Do ... lighter plugs or any "plug-in" type electrical accessories in the socket. Doing so may cause a short-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Interior equipment HB7012BA The coat hook is attached to each rear passenger's hand grip. B Shopping bag hook CAUTION Do not hang items on... wagon models A shopping bag hook is attached to each side of the cargo area. To use the hook, push the upper portion and the shopping bag hook will appear. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... an accident. HB6015BA HB6016BA A retaining pin is located on the drivers side of the vehicle next to the fuel filler door release. The floor mat is secured using the built-in grommet, by placing the grommet over the pin and pushing downward. Luggage ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Interior equipment B Using the cover HB7015BA To extend the cover, pull the end of the cover out of the housing, then insert its hooks ...from the catches and it will rewind automatically. You should hold on to the cover and guide it back into the cover housing while it is rewinding. B To remove the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...The cargo anchorage eyelets are designed only for securing light cargo. Never try to secure cargo that ...that cargo can be secured with a luggage net or ropes. When using the anchorage eyelets, turn them down out of the storing recesses. When not in use, put the eyelets up into the storing recesses. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... located under the floor of the trunk or cargo area and can be used to store small items. To open the lid, pull the tab .... Station wagon: Hang the hook provided on the underside of the lid on the rear edge of the roof to keep the lid open. NOTE When storing a flat tire, put the storage tray in the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... the engine for an automatic transmission vehicle ...Starting the engine during cold weather below -4 °F (-20 °C) ...Starting a flooded engine ... 7-6 7-8 7-8 7-8 7-9 7-10 7-10 Stopping the engine ...Manual transmission ...Automatic transmission ...Selector lever for automatic transmission ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... engine damage. J Fuel requirements B 2.5 Liter models The 2.5 Liter engine is designed to operate using unleaded .... See your dealer or a qualified service technician if you use a fuel with the specified octane ... it will damage the emission control system and may impair driveability and fuel economy....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... performance of your vehicle's catalytic converter and may produce a sulfur exhaust odor or smell. SUBARU recommends that you try a different brand of unleaded gasoline... containing alcohol may cause paint damage, which is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. Your use of ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ..., which are designed to reduce vehicle emissions. SUBARU approves the use of reformulated gasoline. If you are ... brand of gasoline before seeking service at your SUBARU dealer. D Fuel system damage or driveability ... fuel are not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty. J Fuel filler lid and cap B ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... addition of a cleaning agent may cause damage to the fuel system. D Make sure that the cap is tightened ... SUBARU Limited Warranty. D Always use a genuine SUBARU fuel filler cap. If you use the wrong cap, it may not fit ... proper venting, and your fuel tank and emission control system might be damaged....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... by turning it slowly counterclockwise. 3. Stop filling the tank after the fuel filler pump automatically clicks off. Do not add ... or if the tether is caught under the cap, the CHECK ENGINE warning light may come on. Refer to the "Warning and indicator lights" section located in chapter 3. State...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...due to improper testing is not covered under the SUBARU Limited Warranty and is the responsibility of the state ...their emission testing programs have EXEMPTED Subaru AWD vehicles from the portion of the testing program... an AWD Subaru vehicle. Under no circumstances should the rear wheels be jacked off...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... is turned to the "ON" position. 9. Check the gauges, indicator and warning lights after starting the engine. NOTE Engine oil, engine coolant, ... trying again. J Starting the engine for a manual transmission vehicle 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories. 7-8
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... the accelerator pedal half way down. 6. Confirm that all warning and indicator lights have gone off after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle speed as the engine warms up. J Starting the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... that all warning and indicator lights have gone out after the engine has started. The fuel injection system automatically lowers the idle ... fully depressed. Repeat this two or three times until the engine starts. Release the ignition switch and accelerator pedal as soon as ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... when the clutch pedal is depressed) or with the shift lever in the neutral position. Engine braking has no effect in either of these conditions ... the transmission to try shifting into reverse when the vehicle is moving. The manual transmission is a fully synchromeshed 5-forward and 1-reverse speed ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    B Shifting speeds n Recommended shifting speeds The best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal driving is ensured by shifting up ...the red area if these speeds are exceeded. Failure to obseve this precaution can lead to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. 7-12
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...) GT 29 (47) 49 (79) 70 (112) OUTBACK 31 (50) 52 (84) 74 (119) ... up steep hills, downshift to a lower gear before the engine starts to labor. On steep downgrades, downshift the transmission ...brake pad life. In this way, the engine provides a braking effect. Remember, if you "ride" (over use) the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... is moving may cause damage to the transmission. D Do not race the engine for more than five seconds in any position except the “Nମ. and stored in memory to allow the transmission to shift at the most appropriate times for the current condition of your vehicle. Optimized shifting will be restored ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    .... B P (Park) This position is for parking the vehicle and starting the engine. In this position, the transmission is mechanically locked to prevent the vehicle .... A shift interlock function is employed in the automatic transmission system to ensure safe starting of the vehicle. To shift the selector ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...and the risk of an accident is consequently increased. This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position the wheels and transmission are not locked. In this ... to downshift to 3rd gear, thus applying engine braking. Reacceleration for a short time will cause the transmission to up7-16
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... level, automatic downshift normally takes place. In the meantime, downshift manually for engine braking as required. Also, downshifting when braking downhill... transmission will return to the original gear position. B 2 (Second) This position is for using engine braking when going down a hill or for ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... be selected. Failure to observe this precaution can lead to engine over-revving and this in turn can result in engine damage. In addition, sudden application of engine brakes when the vehicle is travelling on a slippery surface can lead ... 29 (47) 58 (93) 96 (154) OUTBACK 2.5 liter 31 (50) 62 (100) ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...keep the vehicle in a stationary position on an uphill grade by using the "D", "3", "2", or "1" position. Use the brake instead. J Shift lock release If the selector lever does not ...: 1. Set the parking brake and stop the engine. 2. Take out the screwdriver from the tool bag....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    6. Remove the screwdriver from the hole. Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. Take your vehicle to the nearest SUBARU dealer immediately to have the system repaired. Rear viscous limited slip differential (LSD) (if equipped) D Never ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...at the right-front area of the engine compartment. This noise is normal. It does not indicate power steering system trouble. Braking J Braking tips... brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed while lightly depressing the brake pedal to heat up the brakes. B Use of engine braking Remember to make use ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... Your vehicle has two separate circuit brake systems. Each circuit works diagonally across the ... to stop the vehicle. B Brake booster The brake booster uses engine manifold vacuum to assist braking force. Do... disc brakes while braking, immediately have your vehicle checked by your SUBARU dealer. 7-22
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...operating ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) WARNING Always use the utmost care in driving ... pedal. This is normal when the ABS operates. The ABS system will not operate when the vehicle speed is below... and hear the operating sound of ABS from the engine compartment just after the vehicle is - CONTINUED...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ..., the conventional brake system continues to operate normally. D The warning light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the .../h). D The warning light comes on during driving. If these occur, have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer. 7-24
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... light behavior is as described below, the ABS system may be considered normal. D The warning light comes on right after the engine is started but goes out immediately, remaining off. D The warning light remains on after the engine has been started, but it goes out when the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    D Whenever suspension components, steering components, or an axle are removed from a vehicle equipped with VDC, have an authorized SUBARU dealer perform an inspection of that system. D The following precautions should be observed in order to ensure that ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... and operating indicator light will flash on and off when this system activates. NOTE D Slight... of a check being performed on the VDC system and is normal. D Depending on the timing of activation of the brakes, certain... the engine before replacing a tire as failure to do so may render the VDC system...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... has been started. The following two situations could indicate malfunction of the VDC system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity. 7-28
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... indicate a malfunction of the VDC system; if either should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity... should occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of the system at the first available opportunity...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    D The VDC warning light will also turn on when a problem occurs with the ABS or VDC electronic control systems. Because the VDC system... such a situation occur, drive with care and have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of those systems at the first available opportunity. NOTE When ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... as dry grass, waste paper or rags, as they may burn easily if they come near hot engine or exhaust system parts. D Be sure to stop the engine if you take a nap in the vehicle. If engine exhaust gas enters the passenger compartment, occupants in the vehicle could die ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...then lower the lever while keeping the button pressed. When the parking brake is set while the engine is running, the parking brake warning light comes on. After starting the vehicle, be sure that the warning light has gone out before the vehicle is driven. Refer to ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... the curb. Cruise control (if equipped) WARNING Do not use the cruise control under any of the following conditions. This may cause ... km/h) or more. Make sure the main switch is turned "OFF" when the cruise control is not in use to avoid unintentionally by setting the cruise control. B To set ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... (if so equipped) D Depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission vehicles only). D Shift the selector ... two ways to turn off the cruise control: D Push the main switch again. D Turn the ignition ... speed can be increased 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time by pressing the control lever upward in the "ACCEL, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... between the actual vehicle speed and the set speed is less than 4 mph (6.8 km/h), the set speed can be lowered 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time by pressing the control lever downward in the "SET, COAST" direction quickly within a half second. 2. When the speed decreases to the desired speed, press ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) ...Fuel economy hints ...Engine exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) ...Catalytic converter ...Periodic inspections ...Driving in foreign countries ...Driving tips for AWD vehicles ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): D Do not race the engine. B...4,000 rpm engine speed except for brief acceleration in an emergency. D Vehicle without tachometer (for manual transmission... not drive at one constant engine or vehicle speed for a long time, either fast or slow. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Driving tips Fuel economy hints The following suggestions will help to save your fuel. D Select the proper gear position for the...s side. Low pressure will increase tire wear and fuel consumption. D Use the air conditioner only when necessary. D Keep the front and rear wheels in proper alignment. D...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... system for a short time after the engine has been shut off. This sound is normal. Catalytic converter D Avoid fire hazards. Do...anywhere near flammable materials (e.g. grass, paper, rags or leaves), because the catalytic converter operates at very high temperatures. D Keep everyone...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... gases, thus providing cleaner exhaust. To avoid damage to the catalytic converter: D Use only unleaded gasoline. Even a small amount of... combustion), have your vehicle checked and repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. D Do not apply undercoating or rust prevention treatment to the heat shield of ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... braking or under other similar conditions. D Always use the utmost care in driving - overconfidence because you ...By shifting power between the front and rear wheels, SUBARU AWD can also provide added ... braking force during deceleration. Therefore, your SUBARU AWD vehicle may handle differently than...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... range as the original tires listed on the tire placard. Using other sizes, circumferences or construction may ... drive train of your vehicle. D Always check the cold tire pressure before starting to drive. ...a serious accident. B All AWD models except OUTBACK Your AWD vehicle is neither a conventional ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... warranty. If you do take your SUBARU off road, you should review the common sense precautions in the next section (applicable to the OUTBACK) for general guidance. But ... and may cause it to stall. B OUTBACK Because of the AWD feature and higher ground clearance, your Subaru can be ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... completely through the stream. The water should be shallow enough that it does not reach the vehicle's undercarriage. Water entering the engine air intake or the exhaust pipe or water splashing onto electrical parts may damage your vehicle and may cause it to...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Remember that damage done to your Subaru while operating it offroad and not using common sense ... reduce battery capacity. The battery must be in good condition to provide enough power for cold winter starts. Use an engine oil of proper grade and viscosity for ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    .... Use a windshield washer fluid that contains an antifreeze solution. Do not use engine antifreeze or other substitutes because they may damage the ... park the vehicle in snow with the engine running. Do not use the parking brake when parking for long periods in cold weather since it could freeze in ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... ABS harness. n Refueling in cold weather To help prevent moisture from forming in the fuel system and ... use of an antifreeze additive in the fuel tank is recommended during cold weather. Use only additives ...reaches half empty. If your SUBARU is not going to be used for an extended period, it is best ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...Before driving in cold weather, make sure the wiper blades are not frozen to the windshield or rear ...If the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield or rear window, use the defroster with the airflow control button/... blades. To thaw out the rear wiper blade, use the rear window defogger. When driving...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    J Snow tires B All models except Outback D When replacing original tires with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use only the same size, ... dangerous and lead to loss of vehicle control. D Do not use a combination of radial, belted bias or bias tires since it may cause ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Driving tips B Outback models only D When replacing original tires with winter (snow) tires, make sure you use ... vehicle body. Remember to drive with care at all times regardless of the type of tires on your vehicle. Your Outback comes with P225/60R16 "all season tires" as original equipment. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    .../55R16 tires for GT models D P225/60R16 tires for OUTBACK models D P215/60R16 winter (snow) tires for OUTBACK models Driving on snowy grades or icy roads may require the use of tire ...D" and "R" repeatedly. Do not race the engine. For the best possible traction, avoid spinning the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... vehicle D Never allow passengers to ride on the folded rear seatback, in the trunk or in the cargo area. Doing ...accident. D Do not pile heavy loads on the roof. These loads raise the vehicle's center .... D Do not place anything on the rear shelf behind the rear seatback (for sedan) or the extended ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    NOTE For better fuel economy, do not carry unneeded cargo. J Vehicle capacity weight HB8015BA HB0382 The load capacity of your vehicle ... passengers and their belongings, any optional equipment such as a trailer hitch, roof rack or bike carrier, etc., and the tongue load of a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Weight) must never exceed the GVWR. GVW is the combined total of weight of the vehicle, fuel, driver, all passengers, luggage, any optional equipment and trailer tongue ... scale, found at a commercial weighing station. Do not use replacement tires with a lower load range than the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... due to loss of cargo could result. D When using the roof crossbar kit, make sure that the total ... attachment. When installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Roof slats are not .... When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar kit and a carrying attachment, ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...kg). Place the heaviest load at the bottom, nearest the roof, and evenly distribute the cargo. Always ... the manufacturer's instructions and make sure that the attachment is securely fixed to the crossbars. Use only... can be removed when you do not use the roof to carry cargo. - CONTINUED - 8-21...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... bottom of each end support downward approximately 90°. 3. Carefully raise the crossbar from roof rails....top of the vehicle so that the crossbar end supports rest on the top of the roof rails approximately 6 inches ...seam (joint) between the front roof rail support and the roof rail. 4. Rotate (raise)...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... the front crossbar. NOTE The rear crossbar should be positioned 6 inches (152 mm) forward of the rear seam (joint) between the rear roof rail support and the roof rail. NOTE Before each use of the roof crossbar, make sure the four T-30 crossbar clamp screws ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... loose and create a traffic safety hazard. D Use only the ball mount supplied with this hitch. ... only as a weight carrying hitch. Do not use with any type of weight distributing hitch. ... trailer hitch. When you tow a trailer, follow the instructions in the next section "Trailer towing". WARNING ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Driving tips B Connecting a trailer 1. Remove the receiver cover from the hitch receiver tube. Then insert the ball mount into the hitch receiver tube. 2. Insert the hitch pin into the hole on the hitch receiver tube so that the pin passes through the ball mount. HB8018BA 3. Insert the safety ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    4. Pull the ball mount to make sure it does not come off the hitch receiver. HB8020AA 5. Use only a hitch ball that is appropriate for the ball mount and your trailer. The hitch ball must be securely installed on the ball mount. 6. Connect your trailer to the hitch ball. 7. Connect the trailer and...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ..., right turn signal, left turn signal, stop, and parking lights on the trailer. NOTE Always disconnect the trailer wire harness before launching or ... to protect against possible damage. D Occasionally lubricate terminals of the four-pin connector using the terminal grease. - CONTINUED - 8-27
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... operation of your vehicle. Seek the advice of your SUBARU dealer to assist you in purchasing a hitch ... and other towing equipment manufacturers. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle ... failure to follow the proper instructions. B Warranties and maintenance SUBARU warranties do not ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Driving tips D Adequate size trailer brakes are required when the trailer and its cargo exceed 1,000 lbs (453 kg) total weight. D Before towing a trailer, check the trailer total weight, GVW, GAWs and tongue load. Make sure the load and its distribution in your vehicle and trailer are acceptable. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...GVW changes depending on the situation. Determine the GVW each time before going on a trip by putting your ... Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The front and rear GAWs can be adjusted by relocating passengers and luggage inside the vehicle. The front and rear GAWR are also shown on the certification label. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... of the total trailer weight and does not exceed the maximum value of 200 lbs (90 kg). The tongue load can be weighed with a.... When weighing the tongue load, be sure to position the towing coupler at the height at which it would be during actual towing, using a jack as shown. - CONTINUED - 8-31
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... with more weight in the back than in the front; approximately 60 percent of the trailer load should be in the front and approximately 40 percent in the rear. Also, distribute the load as evenly as possible on both the left and right sides. Be sure that all cargo is firmly secured to prevent a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... bearings, wheels or tires. Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. B OUTBACK wagon The use of a genuine SUBARU trailer hitch is recommended. A genuine SUBARU hitch is available from your SUBARU dealer. If use of a non-genuine hitch is unavoidable, be sure the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    B All vehicles except OUTBACK wagon SUBARU does not offer accessory trailer hitches. Consult with a professional hitch supplier to assist you... to be tapped into the trailer's hydraulic brake system. Please ask your SUBARU dealer and professional trailer supplier for more...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ..., state/province and/or other applicable regulations. HB0085 n Trailer lights CAUTION Direct splicing or other improper connection of trailer lights may damage your vehicle's electrical system and cause a malfunction of your vehicle's lighting system. - CONTINUED - 8-35
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... to increase its capacity and accommodate wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the turn signals, the brake lights and parking lights each time you hitch up. n...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...hitch mounting are in good condition. If any problems are apparent, do not tow the trailer.... is pressed, and that the trailer's turn signal lights flash when the vehicle's turn signal lever ... spot. D Sufficient time should be taken to learn the "feel" of the vehicle/ trailer combination before...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... start out in first gear and release the clutch at moderate engine revolution. D Avoid uneven steering, sharp turns and rapid lane ...Left turn Right turn OM-H2791 D If the ABS warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion, stop towing the trailer and have repairs performed immediately by ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Driving tips nearest SUBARU dealer. n Driving on grades D Before going down a steep hill,...driving uphill in hot weather, the air conditioner may turn off automatically to protect the engine from overheating. ... OIL TEMP warning light illuminates, immediately switch off the air conditioner and stop the...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or "P" (automatic transmission) and shut off the engine. 8-40
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    In case of emergency If you park your vehicle in an emergency ...Temporary spare tire ...Flat tires ...Jump starting ...Engine overheating ...Towing ...Moonroof - if the moonroof cannot be closed ...Maintenance tools ...Jack and jack handle ... 9-2 9-3 9-4 9-11 9-14 9-15 9-25 9-26 9-27 9
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...your vehicle in an emergency HB8002BA The hazard warning flasher should be used in day or night to warn other drivers when you have to ... road. It is best to safely pull off the road if a problem occurs. The hazard warning flasher can be activated regardless of the ignition switch position. Turn on ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... as soon as possible because the spare tire is designed only for temporary use. Check the inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire periodically to keep ... chain will not fit properly. D Do not use two or more temporary spare tires at the same time. D Do not drive over obstacles. This tire has a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... changing a tire. Never get under the vehicle while supporting the vehicle with this jack. D Always turn the engine off before raising the flat tire off the ground using the jack. Never swing or push the vehicle supported with the jack. The jack can come out of the jacking ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ..., level surface, whenever possible, then stop the engine. 2. Set the parking brake securely and shift a manual transmission vehicle in reverse or .... 4. Put wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire diagonally opposite the flat tire. Jacking position Wheel blocks OM-H2259 - CONTINUED - 9-5
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    5. Take out the spare tire, jack, and wheel nut wrench. Jack Jack handle Spare tire HBF015CB HB8004BD HB9003BB HB6008BC Temporary spare tire HS0252 The spare tire is stored under the floor of the trunk or cargo area. To remove the spare tire, proceed as follows: Sedan: Remove the floor ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    In case of emergency side of the lid on the rear edge of the roof to keep the lid open. Remove ... in this chapter and strictly follow the instructions. HB9001BB HB7008CD The jack is stored on the left side ... to loosen it, then remove the jack. The jack handle is stored under the spare tire cover....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    .... HGA012BB OM-H0376 7. Loosen the wheel nuts using the wheel nut wrench but do not remove the nuts. 8. Place the jack under the side sill at the front or rear jack-up point closest to the flat tire. OM...the side sill skirt. Place the jack under the front or rear jack-up point closest to ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    In case of emergency 9. Insert the jack handle into the jackscrew, and turn the handle until the tire clears the ground. Do not raise the ...12. Put on the spare tire. Replace the wheel nuts. Tighten them by hand. 13. Turn the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. - CONTINUED - 9-9
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... to 50 kg) at the top of the wheel nut wrench. Never use your foot on the wheel nut wrench or a ... the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. 15. Store the flat tire in the ... and tighten the attaching bolt firmly. Also store the jack and wheel nut wrench in their storage ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... if a flame or spark is brought near it. Do not smoke or light a match while jump starting. D Never attempt jump starting if the... your fingers, hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is advisable. When your ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not let the two vehicles touch. 3. Turn off all unnecessary lights and accessories. 4. Connect the jumper cables exactly in the sequence illustrated. HB8007BC 9-12
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... booster battery. 4 Connect the other end of the cable. 2.5 liter models: To the engine lifting bracket. 3.0 liter models: To the strut mounting nut. Make ... cable clamps are not in contact with any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster battery and run it at moderate speed....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... is under pressure. Removing the cap while the engine is still hot could release a spray ... at idling speed. 2. Open the hood to ventilate the engine compartment. Confirm that the cooling fan is turning....and contact your authorized dealer for repair. 3. After the engine coolant temperature has dropped,...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... of the center differential. HB8009BA If towing is necessary, it is best done by your SUBARU dealer or a commercial towing service. Observe the following procedures for safety. B Towing and tie-down hooks D Never use the tie-down hook closest to the muffler under the vehicle ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    HB9004BB HB9005BB Towing and tie-down hook HB8012BB Tie-down hook Tie-down hook HB8013BB 9-16
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    In case of emergency HB9010BB The towing hooks should be used only in an emergency (e.g., to free a stuck vehicle from mud, sand ...towing hook cover below the right-hand headlight. n Towing hook cover removal procedure For except OUTBACK models: HB9013BB 1. Push at the notched portion A, and pull ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    HB9014BB 2. Insert your fingers under the raised portion B. Then, pull it toward you so that the towing hook cover may swing open. Remove the cover. For OUTBACK models: HB9017BB HB9018BA 1. Pull the towing hook cover toward you while pushing up the portion A. The portion B will be raised. 9-18
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    In case of emergency HB9019BB HB9020BA HB9021BB HB9022BA 2. Pull the portion B toward you with your left hand. Simultaneously pull the portion C toward you while pushing the portion C with your right hand. HB9023BB HB9024BA 3. Push the portion D. Pull out the towing hook cover to remove it....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    n Towing hook cover installation procedure For except OUTBACK models: HB9015BA HB9016BA 1. Insert the towing hook cover into the clearance between the fog light (or bumper trim cover) and the bumper body. HB9013CB 2. Push the towing hook cover ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    In case of emergency For OUTBACK models: HB9025BA 1. Insert the guide E into the hole F. HB9026BB HB9027BB 2. Fit the flange G in the slit H from the left end. While holding the towing hook cover at the portion G, push at the portion I. - CONTINUED - 9-21
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    HB9028BB HB9029BB 3. Push at the portion J. Check that the tab of the portion K is fitted in the bumper as shown in the illustration. HB9030BB 4. Push the portion L. 9-22
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... flat-bed truck HB8008AA This is the best way to transport your vehicle. Use the following procedures to ensure safe transportation. 1. Shift the ... into the "P" position for automatic transmission vehicles or "1st" for manual transmission vehicles. 2. Pull up the parking brake lever firmly....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... levels and add oil to bring it to the upper level if necessary. 2. Release the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. 3. The ignition switch should be in the "ACC" position while the vehicle is being towed. 4. Take up slack in the towline slowly to prevent damage to the vehicle. 9-...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...switch, you can close the moonroof manually. B Sedan 1. Take out the hex-headed wrench ... the spot light lens by prying the edge of the lens with a regular screwdriver, then remove the switch... the wrench counterclockwise. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 9-25...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...the motor shaft. To close the moonroof, turn the wrench clockwise. Have your vehicle checked or repaired by an authorized SUBARU dealer. Maintenance tools HB9011AA Your vehicle is equipped with the following maintenance tools: 9-26
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...jack handle Jack Jack handle Spare tire HBF015CB HB9001BA HB8004BD HB7008CA The jack is stored on the left side of the trunk or cargo area. To take out ...the jack. The jack handle is stored under the spare tire cover. For how to use the jack, refer to "Flat tires". - CONTINUED - 9-27
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Appearance care Exterior care ...Washing ...Waxing and polishing ...Cleaning aluminum wheels ...Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) ... 10-2 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-4 Corrosion protection ...Cleaning the interior ... 10-5 10-7 10
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...compartment and areas adjacent to it. If water enters the engine air intake, electrical parts or the power steering fluid reservoir, it will cause engine trouble or faulty... of suitable type. If the vehicle is equipped with a rear/roof spoiler, it may be damaged by car wash brushes or...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... the underbody Chemicals, salts and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, ... the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake ... with lukewarm or cold water at frequent intervals to reduce the harmful effects of such agents. B Using ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist. J Cleaning aluminum wheels D ... with salt or other agents. J Cleaning fog light lens (for OUTBACK) HBA017BB 1. Stop the vehicle in a safe place. 2. Stop the engine and turn off the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... "TOP" mark is at the top. Corrosion protection Your SUBARU has been designed and built to ...of moisture retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas. 2.... dust control chemicals, or used in coastal areas where there is more salt in the air, or in areas where there is...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...check the condition of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake ...prevention treatment or should be replaced. Contact your SUBARU dealer to perform this kind of maintenance and ... in cold weather and/or in areas where road salts and other corrosive materials are used...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...caked on the fabric or hard to remove with a vacuum cleaner, use a soft blush then vacuum it. Wipe .... B Leather seat materials The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product which... to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long time in bright sunlight, it is recommended...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... upholstery The synthetic leather material used on the SUBARU may be cleaned using mild soap or detergent ... suitable for synthetic leather materials may be used when necessary. NOTE Strong cleaning agents ..., window cleaner or gasoline must never be used on leather or synthetic interior materials. 10...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... system ...11-14 Engine coolant ... 11-15 Air cleaner element ...Spark plugs ...Drive belts ...Manual transmission oil ...Automatic transmission ... ...Fuses ...Main fuse and fusible link ...Installation of accessories ...Replacing bulbs ... 11-41 11-42 11-43 11-45 11-46 11-48 ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    Headlight ...Front fog light (if equipped) ...Front turn signal light, parking light and marker light ...Rear combination lights ...License plate light ...Dome light, spot... door step light ...Trunk light ...High mount stop light ... 11-51 11-53 11-53 11-55 11-58 11-59 ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... service are required, it is recommended that all work be done by an authorized SUBARU dealer. If you perform maintenance and service by...should familiarize yourself with the information provided in this section on general maintenance and service for your SUBARU. Incorrect or incomplete service could ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Because the fuel system is under pressure, replacement of the fuel filter should be performed only by your SUBARU dealer. D Wear adequate eye protection to guard ... your SRS airbag or seatbelt pretensioner needs service, consult your nearest SUBARU dealer. J Before checking or servicing ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    Maintenance and service J When you do checking or servicing in the engine compartment while the engine is running A running engine can be .... Keep your fingers, hands, clothing, hair and tools away from the cooling fan, belts and any other moving engine parts. Removing rings, watches and ties is ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    HBB003BA To open the hood: 1. Pull the hood release knob under the instrument panel. 2. Release the secondary hood release located under the front grille by moving the lever toward the left. Lift up the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the end of the hood prop into the slot in ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Maintenance and service Engine compartment overview B 2.5 liter models HBB036BB 1 Manual transmission oil level gauge (MT) (page 11-23) or Differential gear oil level gauge (AT) (page 11-26) Air cleaner element (page 11-18) Clutch fluid reservoir (page 11-32) Automatic ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    B 3.0 liter models HBB058BB 1 Air cleaner element 2 3 4 5 6 (page 11-18) Differential gear oil level gauge ... 11-24) Brake fluid reservoir (page 11-30) Fuel filter Windshield washer tank (page 11-42) ...(page 11-46) 8 Battery (page 11-45) 9 Engine coolant reservoir Q Engine oil filler cap W Engine oil...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... B Checking the oil level Check the engine oil level at each fuel stop. HBB004BA HSB008BB 1. ...the level up to the upper level. CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and viscosity....do not add any additional oil above the upper level when the engine is cold. - CONTINUED - 11-9
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... on dusty roads, when short trips are frequently made, or when driving in extremely cold whether. 1. Warm up the engine by letting the engine idle for about 10 minutes to ... engine oil by removing the drain plug while the engine is still warm. The used oil should be drained into an ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Maintenance and service HBB051BB HBB054BA HBB055BA 6. Remove three clips at the front of the cover under the oil filter. 7. Slide the ... oil filter wrench. 9. Before installing a new oil filter, apply a thin coat of engine oil to the seal. 10. Clean the rubber seal seating area of the lower crank ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... around the filter's rubber seal. 15. Run the engine until it reaches the normal operating temperature. Then... Recommended grade and viscosity CAUTION Use only engine oil with the recommended grade and ... mark (Starburst mark) displayed on the container. API Service label New API Certification Mark (...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...together as long as they are the same API classification and SAE viscosity as those recommended by SUBARU. Engine oil viscosity (thickness) affects fuel economy. Oils of lower viscosity provide better fuel economy. However, in hot weather, oil...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...provides protection against freezing down to -33°F (-36°C). For adding, use genuine SUBARU coolant or an equivalent: a mixture of 50% soft water .... If the fuse is not blown, have the cooling system checked by your SUBARU dealer. If frequent addition of coolant is necessary, there may be a leak ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Maintenance and service J Engine coolant B Checking the coolant level Check the coolant level at each fuel stop. HBB004FB 1. Check the coolant level on the outside of the reservoir while the engine is cool. 2. If the level is close to or lower than the "LOW" level mark, add ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... coolant WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator cap until the engine has been shut off and has cooled ..., you may suffer serious burns from a spray of boiling hot coolant when the cap is removed. Change the engine coolant using the following procedures according to the maintenance schedule in ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Do not pour the coolant too quickly, as this may lead to insufficient air bleeding and trapped air in the system. Coolant capacity: 2.5 liter models 3.0 liter models MT....the radiator cap back on and tighten firmly. At this time, make sure that the rubber gasket in the radiator cap ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... removed. The air cleaner element not only filters intake air but also stops flames if the engine backfires. If the air cleaner element is not installed when the ... dusty conditions, replace it more frequently. It is recommended that you always use genuine SUBARU parts. 11-18
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    Maintenance and service n 2.5 liter models Bolt Air cleaner element HBA002BB HBA003BB 1. Remove the bolt securing the rear air cleaner element case. 2. Unsnap the three ...a new air cleaner element. 5. Insert the four projections on the rear air cleaner element case into the slits...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... the air cleaner element. 3. Clean the inside of the air cleaner cover and case with a damp cloth and install ... new air cleaner element. HBB057BA To install the air cleaner case cover, insert two projections on ... case cover and then snap the two clamps on the air cleaner case cover. Spark plugs D ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Maintenance and service HBA004BA It may be difficult to replace the spark plugs. It is recommended that you have the spark plugs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. The spark plugs should be replaced according to the maintenance schedule in the "Warranty ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor depend on drive belts. Satisfactory performance ... models HGA005BB in (mm) Deflection New belt Used belt 0.35 - 0.43 (9.0 - 11.0) 0.35 ... belt tension periodically because your engine is equipped with an automatic belt tension adjuster. However,...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...service schedule in the "Warranty and Maintenance Booklet". Consult your SUBARU dealer for replacement. If a belt is loose, cracked, or worn, contact your SUBARU dealer. Manual transmission oil B Checking the oil level Check the oil level monthly. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    .... Therefore, there are two different scales for checking the level of hot fluid and cold fluid on the dipstick. Though the fluid level can be checked without warming up the ... shift the selector lever in each position. Then shift it in the "P" position, and run the engine at idling speed. 11-24
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Maintenance and service Upper level HOT range Lower level COLD range Lower level Upper level HBB004CB HBA008BB...upper level. n Checking the fluid level when the fluid is cold When the fluid level has to be checked without time to warm up the automatic transmission, check to see that the fluid level...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...level Lower level HBB004EB HBA010BB 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine. 2. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and insert it again. 3. ... Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. Oil grade: API classification GL-5 11-26...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...requires frequent refilling, there may be an oil leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. Your vehicle may be ... to the rear differential assembly during off-road use. Removal of the rear differential protector is not required when checking the oil...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... edge of the hole, add oil through the filler hole to raise the level. B Recommended grade and viscosity Each oil manufacturer has its own base oils and additives. Never use different brands together. Oil grade: API classification GL-5 SAE viscosity No. and Applicable Temperature OM-H0205 11-28
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... two different checking ranges for hot and cold fluids. Check the power steering fluid ... Park the vehicle on a level surface, and stop the engine. 2. Check the fluid level of the reservoir tank....run: Check that the oil level is between "COLD MIN" and "COLD MAX" on the surface of the reservoir ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... is extreme low, it may indicate possible leakage. Consult your SUBARU dealer for inspection. B Recommended fluid “Dexron IIE” or “Dexron IIIମ. the vehicle requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. WARNING 11-30
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Maintenance and service D Never use different brands of brake fluid together. D When adding brake fluid, be careful not to allow any dirt... level is below "MIN", add the recommended brake fluid to "MAX". Use only brake fluid from a sealed container. B Recommended brake ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...wearing eye protection is advisable. D Clutch fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Any absorbed moisture can cause improper clutch... frequent refilling, there may be a leak. If you suspect a problem, have the vehicle checked at your SUBARU dealer. D Never use different brands of clutch fluid together...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... operate as described below, have it checked by your SUBARU dealer. 1. With the engine off, depress the brake pedal several times, applying the same pedal force each ... then turn it off. Depress the brake pedal several times to check the brake booster. Brake booster operates properly if...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... 3.0 mm) OM-H0224 Stop the engine and firmly depress the brake pedal several times. Lightly press the brake pedal down with one finger to ... free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. B Checking the brake pedal reserve distance More than 2.56...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... smaller than the specification, or when the pedal does not operate smoothly, contact with your SUBARU dealer. Clutch pedal (Manual transmission vehicles) Check the clutch pedal ... the free play is not within proper specification, contact your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 11-35
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... the brake pedal, have the brake pads serviced by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. B Breaking-in of ... and linings When replacing the brake pad or lining, use only genuine SUBARU parts. After replacement, the ... to 65 km/h), step on the brake pedal lightly. Repeat this five or more times. 11-36
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    Maintenance and service n Parking brake lining WARNING A safe location and situation should be selected for break-in driving. ...N, 20 kg). If the parking brake lever stroke is not within the specified range, have the brake system checked and adjusted at your SUBARU dealer. - CONTINUED - 11-37
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...body and tires. It also may be dangerous and lead to loss of vehicle control. D Do not use a combination of radial, belted bias or bias tires since it may cause dangerous handling characteristics and lead to an accident. D Do not let air out...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Maintenance and service J Tire pressure For the best balance between fuel economy, tire life, ride comfort, and handling, ... be maintained in accordance with specifications. Check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Cold means that the vehicle has been parked for three ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    New tread Worn tread Tread wear indicator OM-H0230 OM-H0231 A tire should be replaced when the tread wear indicator appears as a solid band across the tread. The indicators appear when the remaining tread has been worn to 0.063 in (1.6 mm) or less. J Wheel covers B Removing the wheel cover ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Maintenance and service B Installing the wheel cover HGA013BA Align the valve with the valve hole in the cover, then fit the cover on the wheel by tapping your hand evenly around the circumference of the cover. NOTE When any of the wheels is removed and replaced for tire rotation or to change a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... center cap replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels. Windshield washer fluid CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washer fluid because it ...an anti-freeze type windshield washer fluid. SUBARU Windshield Washer Fluid contains 58.5% methyl...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... jerky, clean the outer surface of the windshield (or rear window) and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral detergent or mild-abrasive cleaner. ...rubber assembly and pull it firmly until the stoppers on the rubber are free of the metal support. - CONTINUED - 11-43
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Metal support HS0191 4. If the new blade rubber is not provided with two metal ... spines HS0192 5. Align the claws of the metal support with the grooves in the rubber and slide the blade .... Be sure to position the claws at the end of the metal support between the stoppers on the rubber as shown. If ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Maintenance and service Stopper HS0193 HS0194 6. Install the wiper blade assembly to the wiper arm. Make sure that it locks in place. 7. Lower the wiper arm. Battery D Before beginning work on or near any battery, be sure to extinguish all cigarettes, matches, and lighters. Never expose a ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... the positive battery terminal and anything connected to it WHILE you are at the same time in contact with any other metallic portion of the vehicle because a ... battery. D Charge the battery in a well-ventilated area. CAUTION Never use more than 10 amperes when charging the battery because it will ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...housed in the engine compartment. The fuse puller and spare fuses are stored in the main fuse box cover in the engine compartment. If any lights, accessories or other electrical controls do not operate, inspect the corresponding fuse. If a fuse has ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... fuse blows again, this indicates that its system has a problem. Contact your SUBARU dealer for repairs. Main fuse and ...it is replaced, have the electrical system checked by your nearest SUBARU dealer. Installation of accessories Always consult your SUBARU dealer before installing fog lights or any...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...OUTBACK models Low beam High beam Except GT and OUTBACK models Front turn signal Spot light Dome light Door step light Front turn signal light/ parking and front side marker light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Wattage Bulb No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 12V–55W 12V–60W 12V–60/55W 12V–27W 12Vମ.
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... stop light Sedan Station wagon Rear turn signal light Sedan Station wagon Brake/tail light Sedan Station wagon Licence plate light Sedan Station wagon Trunk room light Wattage 12V-27W 12V-27W 12V-13W ... 12V-5W 12V-3.8W or 5W 12V-5W Bulb No. 3156K 1156 - 921 912 - R2172 ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... with alcohol. NOTE If headlight aiming is required, consult your SUBARU dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim. B For GT and OUTBACK models HBB039BA HBB040BB Remove the headlight bulb cover, by turning it counterclockwise. - CONTINUED - ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... Reconnect the electrical connector for black cable. Install the headlight bulb cover. n High beam light bulbs HBB043BA HBB044BB 1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb. 2. Remove the bulb from the headlight assembly by turning it counterclockwise. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... it clockwise until it clicks. 6. Install the headlight bulb cover. B Except GT and OUTBACK models HBB045BB HBB046BA 1. .... J Front fog light (if equipped) It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. Have your SUBARU dealer replace the bulbs if necessary. J Front turn signal light, parking light ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    made at a SUBARU dealer. HBB016BA 1. Remove the headlight assembly mounting screws located at the top of and the front of ... 2. Move the headlight assembly forward. HBB039CB HBB020BA 3. Remove the bulb socket from the headlight assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 4. Remove the bulb from the ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... trunk wall: Unlatch the cover by moving the knob upward and open the cover. 3. Remove the bulb socket from the light assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 4. Remove the bulb from the socket. Rear turn signal light: Remove the bulb from the socket by ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... bulbs It may be difficult to replace the bulbs. It is recommended that you have the bulbs replaced by your SUBARU dealer. HBB021BB HBB022BB 1. Remove the light bulb replacement service hole covers at two places by prying the edge of the cover ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... until it locks. 8. Fit the rear combination light assembly into the vehicle body and tighten the nuts from the interior of the vehicle. 9. Reinstall the light bulb replacement service hole covers. - CONTINUED - 11-57
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    n Back-up and brake/tail light bulbs HBB026BC HBB025BA 1. Unlatch the rear combination light cover by moving the knob upward. Open the cover up. 2. Remove the bulb socket from the rear combination light assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Remove the bulb from the socket by ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Maintenance and service 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove the cover and lens. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. Reinstall the lens and cover. Tighten the mounting screws. J Dome light, spot ... light and door step light HSA005BA HBB029BA Bulb HB0386 HBS037AA 1. Remove the lens by ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    J Trunk light HBF014EA 1. Remove the cover by pulling it out. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. 3. Reinstall the cover. J High mount stop light B Sedan OM-H2350... high mount stop light cover by prying on the edge with a screwdriver. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket. ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    .... 2. Remove the mounting screws using a phillips screwdriver and then remove the high mount stop light cover. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. Install a new bulb. ... may be difficult to replace. Have your SUBARU dealer replace these bulbs if necessary. - CONTINUED - 11-61
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...-2 12-3 12-3 12-4 12-4 12-5 Fuses and circuits ... 12-6 Fuse panel located behind the coin tray ...12-6 Fuse panel located in the engine compartment ...12-10 Bulb chart ...12-14 Vehicle identification ...12-15 12
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...) 57.5 in (1,460 mm) 57.3 in (1,455 mm) 104.3 in (2,650 mm) OUTBACK sedan Overall length Overall width Overall height Ground clearance Front tread Rear tread Wheelbase OUTBACK station wagon Overall length Overall width 184.4 in (4,685 mm) 68.7 in (1,745 mm...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ...Horizontally opposed, liquid cooled 4 cylinder, 4 stroke gasoline engine 2,457 cc (149.9 cu in.) 3.92 in ... opposed, liquid cooled 6 cylinder, 4 stroke gasoline engine 2,999 cc (183.0 cu in.) 3.51 in... mm) 3.15 in (80.0 mm) 10.7 : 1 1-6-3-2-5-4 J Electrical system 2.5 liter Battery type and capacity MT...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... Battery type and capacity Alternator Spark plugs type J Capacities Fuel tank Engine oil 2.5 liter 3.0 liter Transmission oil (MT) Transmission ...GT Temporary spare Pressure Front Brighton GT, L Rear Brighton GT, L Temporary spare 12-4 Steel belted radial, Tubeless P195/60R15 87H P205/60R15 90H P205/...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Specifications Wheel size OUTBACK Type Size Temporary spare Pressure Front Trailer towing Rear Trailer towing ... Rear Legacy station wagon Toe Front Rear Camber Front Rear OUTBACK sedan Toe Front Rear Camber Front Rear OUTBACK station wagon Toe Front Rear Camber Front Rear 0 " 0....
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... J Fuse panel located behind the coin tray B 2.5 liter models HBC001BB Fuse panel 1 2 3 Fuse rating 15A 15A 15A Circuit D Heater fan D Heater fan D Power door lock D Keyless entry D Cigarette lighter D Remote controlled rear view mirrors D Tail light D Parking light 4 20A 5 10A 12-6
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... airbag D Front fog light D ABS solenoid D Radio D Clock D Trailer D Engine ignition system D SRS airbag D Illumination brightness control D Fuel pump D Rear window wiper and...D Windshield wiper and washer D Brake light D Air conditioner D Backup light D Cruise control D ABS control D ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    B 3.0 liter models HBC001CB Fuse panel 1 2 3 Fuse rating 15A 15A 15A Circuit D Heater fan D Heater fan D Power door lock D Keyless entry D Cigarette lighter D Remote controlled rear view mirrors D Tail light D Parking light D SRS airbag D Front fog light 4 20A 5 10A 6 7 15A 15A 12-8
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...) solenoid D Radio D Clock D Trailer D Engine ignition system D SRS airbag D Illumination brightness control D Fuel pump D Rear window wiper and washer D Windshield wiper and washer D Brake light D Air conditioner D Backup light D Cruise control D ABS (VDC) control D Mirror ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...(Sub) D ABS motor D Rear window defogger D Hazard warning flasher D Horn D Meter D SRS airbag system warning light D Automatic transmission control unit D ABS UNIT D Alternator D Headlight (right side) 6 15A 7 10A 8 9 10A 15A 12-10
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    Specifications Fuse panel 10 11 12 Fuse rating 15A 20A 15A Circuit D Headlight (left side) D Lighting switch D Clock D Interior light - CONTINUED - 12-11
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ...amp (if equipped) D Rear window defogger D Hazard warning flasher D Horn D Meter D SRS airbag system warning light D Automatic transmission control unit D ABS UNIT D Alternator D Headlight (right side) 7 15A 8 10A 9 10 10A 15A 12-12...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    Specifications Fuse panel 11 12 13 Fuse rating 15A 20A 15A Circuit D Headlight (left side) D Lighting switch D Clock D Interior light - CONTINUED - 12-13
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    Bulb chart Wattage Headlight GT and OUTBACK Low beam High beam Except GT and OUTBACK Front turn signal Spot light Dome light Door step light Parking and front side marker light Front fog light Except OUTBACK OUTBACK Backup light Sedan Station wagon Luggage area light High mount stop light Sedan ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    Specifications Vehicle identification HBD002BB 1 Emission control label 2 Vehicle identification number 3 Radio noise label (Canada model) 4 Vacuum hose connections label 5 Tire inflation pressure label 6 Certification and bar cord 7 Vehicle identification number 8 Model number plate plate ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    Consumer information and Reporting safety defects Uniform tire quality grading standards ...Treadwear ...Traction AA, A, B, C ...Temperature A, B, C ... 13-2 13-2 13-2 13-3 Reporting safety defects (USA) ... 13-4 13
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... would wear one and one-half (1-1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.... tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...required by law. WARNING The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. - CONTINUED - 13-3
  • 2001 Subaru Outback | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Subaru of America, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, ... remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Subaru of America, Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may either ...



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